What is it
Acne vulgaris or juvenile acne is a frequently observed inflammatory condition affecting the pilosebaceous units (consisting of a hair follicle and sebaceous gland) of the face and trunk.
It usually appears at the time of puberty, but may appear later in adult life, when it is also known as late or delayed acne. Acne is due to the formation of a comedone or blackhead, in which the opening of a hair follicle is blocked by cells of the stratum corneum, leading to inflammation of the follicle itself and the possible formation of cysts and pustules.
What to do
The basic treatment for the various forms of acne is micropeeling, which is aimed at keeping the follicular openings free, by using GLICOSAL LOTION, a glycolic acid and salicylic acid based hydro alcoholic lotion. This is applied in the evenings by dampening a cotton make-up removal pad and rubbing it gently over the affected area, without any subsequent rinsing. After two months’ treatment, the comedones become detached, the cysts rise to the surface, open up and disappear, and the pustules dry and heal. Depending on the advice of a doctor, GLICOSAL LOTION can be combined with drugs such as retinoic acid in lotion form (Combined Micropeeling) or physical treatments such as Photodynamic Therapy.
Use CLEANSING CREAM to wash or remove make-up from your face.
Acne can also be caused or get worse with the use of non transpirant creams or make-up foundations, that’s why we recommend the use of COLOR CLAY for the make-up.
When exposing to the sun its best to avoid the use of sunscreen and rather use SUN CLAY.